Accommodations are defined as all adjustments, alterations, or modifications that allow a student with a documented disability or impairment to have equal access to college programs and activities.
Course Load Accommodations
It is an option for a student with a disability or impairment to take a reduced course load while retaining a full-time status. To request a reduced course load, a student must provide appropriate and recent documentation to the Director of Disability Services. Reduced loads are processed on a semester by semester basis. In addition, the student must meet with the Director to discuss this request, submit a formal written request, and apply for a Petition for Variance on the E-Forms by the second day of Add/Drop. Following the request, the Manager will inform the student as to whether the request is approved or denied. Note: A reduced course load in no way jeopardizes the full-time status of a student with a disability. It may, however, jeopardize the financial support a student receives from the college or the government. Thus, if a student requests a reduced course load, he/she must first speak with a representative from the Student Financial Services located on the third floor of Hollister Hall.
There are accessible parking spots in every parking lot on campus. To apply for an accessible parking sticker, you must provide a doctor's letter and appropriate documentation. To receive more information, contact the Department of Public Safety at (781) 239-5555. For answers to your transportation accommodation questions please call Public Safety at (781) 239-5555.
The Director of Disability Services works closely with the Director of Residential Life to arrange suitable on-campus housing accommodations. These accommodations may, but are not limited to, wheelchair accessible bedrooms, wheelchair accessible bathrooms, single bedrooms, and various accommodations concerning furniture within a bedroom.
Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the Medical Housing Request Form.pdf disability or impairment. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as ammended requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available.
Babson College maintains a variety of adaptive equipment and software to assist individuals in their academic endeavors. Students, faculty, and administrators interested in using the equipment should contact the Director of Disability Services at (781) 239-5509.